Budget Studio Monitors?

Discussion in 'Monitoring' started by oshjay, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. oshjay

    oshjay Guest

    Hey all,

    I'm looking for a decent pair of studio monitors for some home recording. Are there any budget options that would help my setup sound good?

    I'm using Tracktion 3 for my DAW and have an M-Audio ProFire 610.

    I'm mainly recording electric guitar out of my amp and I will be adding more tracks with live instruments and some software synths.

    I've got about ~$250 to spend on a pair of speakers, what would you guys recommend?


  2. fmw

    fmw Guest

    Computer speakers. $250 won't even buy you a single monitor that is worth listening to.
  3. GeckoMusic

    GeckoMusic Guest

    I like my Event TR8's. I got the pair used for $250. Like most budget monitors (from what I have heard) the bass response is not great. below 60Hz is not usable. Everything above 60Hz is crystal clear.
  4. RemyRAD

    RemyRAD Member

    Sep 26, 2005
    I use and prefer only 2 brands. JBL Pro and KRK's. Both passive and self powered.

    Other brands of speakers are just OK for additional references. But you gotta' have a well known jummpin' off point. Esspecially if you ever do any work in any one else's studios. That's why some of us stick with our oldtimer references. When you've recorded hits on em'? Why change?

    Old Girl on her hands and knees...scrubbin' audio trax until they groove
    MS RemyAnn David
  5. GentleG

    GentleG Guest

    I use KRK rp5, they're cheap and acceptable, but no bass
  6. BDM

    BDM Active Member

    Oct 23, 2008
    Mali, Africa
    i use yorkville ysm2's, powered, and i think they are decent. when i compared them to KRK, they seemed much more clear in the mids. if fact, with the KRK's (the lower end ones anyway) the mids ie: guitar and vocals!!!! seemed to disappear... or were overpowered by hyped bottom/top.
    that said, i just posted on a thread about hearing loss, so take that for what it's worth!
  7. EricUndead

    EricUndead Guest

    Best investment I've made for my home studio is JBL LSR 4328.
  8. On a budget myself I purchased a pair of BX5 moniters and they were well worth the 200 bucks I spent. I'm in no way a pro! I just wanted something that was better than the surround speakers I was mixing and these get the job done.

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